COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho. -- A big crowd gathered for KREM 2’s Tools 2 Schools backpack stuffing party Wednesday evening.
The Salvation Army Kroc Center hosted the event. Volunteers from the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort, Walmart, and Cenex Zip Trip helped stuff hundreds of backpacks to be distributed to local children.
Many of the school items were donated by our KREM 2 viewers during our Tools 2 Schools campaign in August. The supply was also boosted with a major donation by the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort.
The majority of the backpacks and supplies were set to be distributed Thursday at the Kroc Center and the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Outreach Center.
The “Tools 2 Schools” Drive helps children get school supplies for the school year.
An average elementary student needs about $25 in supplies, not including items such as lunchboxes and a backpacks.